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JR , born 22 February 1983, is the pseudonym of a French photographer . Describing himself as a photograffeur, he flyposts large black-and-white photographic images in public locations, in a manner similar to the appropriation of the built environment by the graffiti artist. He states that the street is "the largest art gallery in the world". He started out on the streets of Paris. JR's work "often challenges widely held preconceptions and the reductive images propagated by advertising and the media." JR's work combines art and action, and deals with commitment, freedom, identity and limits. JR won the TED Prize for 2011 and used the $100,000 award money to start the Inside Out Project.